Social Media

Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Matt Lange

The North Carolina Association for Dairy Stabilization and Growth Inc., better known as Dairy Advantage, is leading the way for enhancements to the dairy industry in North Carolina. Facebook is one of the tools Dairy Advantage uses to connect with dairy enthusiasts and build “dairy excitement” throughout the state. Matt Lange, dairy development coordinator for Dairy […]

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Agriculture and social media: Q&A with David Smith

North Carolina Farm Bureau has been an advocate for agricultural and rural families for more than 70 years. The organization now serves 500,000 member families throughout the state. Part of N.C. Farm Bureau’s success is how it adapts to change. In this Q&A, we talk to public relations director David Smith about how the bureau has […]

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Ag Forum to feature live tweets

  The fifth annual Ag Development Forum will be held Thursday, Feb. 4, at the State Fairgrounds. If you are unable to attend, you can follow the forum as it happens – including highlights from Commissioner Troxler’s State of Agriculture Address and two discussion panels. We will begin live tweeting the event through the department’s new […]

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Top In the Field blog posts of 2009

Since we started the In the Field blog in March 2009, we’ve had a great time bringing you stories and insight on agriculture in North Carolina and the people who serve the industry. As 2010 begins, we thought we’d take a look at the top five posts that received the most views on the blog […]

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Agriculture and social media: “I Love Farmers…They Feed My Soul” campaign brings together youth, buy-local movement

We know from the 2007 Ag Census findings that the average age of N.C. farmers is 57, which means our next generation of farmers will play an immediate and vital role in producing N.C. food and fiber. Our department works closely with youth organizations that support these young agriculturalists, including 4-H, which is celebrating its […]

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Agriculture and social media: New N.C. seafood blog

A new blog focusing on N.C. seafood has hit the blogosphere. Mariner’s Menu, developed under a N.C. Fishery Resource Grant, is based on a popular recipe book by the same name. Both the book and the blog feature seasonal seafood recipes, local fisheries and traditions, and  safety, handling and preparation tips. Partners on the project […]

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‘NCAgriculture’ Flickr group

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is on Flickr, and we recently created a specific “NCAgriculture” Flickr group for Flickr users to tag their favorite N.C. agriculture photos. We’ll tag the photos we put on our Flickr page in this group, and we invite you to do the same. The “N.C. agriculture” group encompasses […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Food Briefs: Want a blue ribbon?,” News & Observer: Then you should enter a cooking contest at the N.C. […]

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Media seminar for N.C. food companies

For most agribusinesses, a “tweet” usually comes from a chicken coop. At the July 28 seminar “Making Media Work for Your Food Business,” however, North Carolina food companies are invited to learn how new media tools such as Twitter and Facebook can improve business. The seminar, sponsored by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer […]

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Agriculture and social media: Twitter interview with The Peanut Roaster

The media has been all abuzz recently with coverage on Twitter, a social networking site that allows users to submit 140 characters-or-less updates about what they’re doing or where they’re going. The site has also emerged as a marketing and communications tool for businesses and organizations to talk directly with consumers. The Peanut Roaster, a […]

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Agriculture and social media: Q&A with Sue Colucci

Like we mentioned in our Facebook…and Farmers post, many agriculturists are finding value for themselves and their customers, suppliers and producers in social media tools like blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more. Here, we’ll highlight local organizations and businesses using these programs and find out how they’re benefiting from them. Sue Colucci is an area-specialized agriculture […]

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